Las Pozas – Steps & Falls


Originally built as Quicktime VR special presentation disc for Artpix in 2006. It was later converted to a native iOS app for the ipad by the original team.

Las Pozas: Steps and Falls is an interactive virtual tour of the fantastical surrealist garden created by the iconoclastic British aristocrat and poet Edward James (1907-1984) in the Sierra Madre mountain village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. A visionary patron and friend of the European surrealist artists, James supported projects by Salvador Dáli and sat for portraits by René Magritte and Man Ray while also amassing a major collection of surrealist art. In the late 1940s James moved to Mexico where, over a twenty-year period, aided by his friend and collaborator Plutarco Gastélum, as well as a score of local craftsmen, he built three dozen architectural “follies” next to a waterfall and several pools in the tropical forest. This interactive DVD-ROM contains over twenty 360º virtual tour panoramas with links to video clips that allow the exploration of this mysterious and fascinating Garden of Eden.